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Rescuing Liberty: Book 1 of Perseverance Paperback – December 6, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: Perseverance
  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 6, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449915345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449915346
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.9 x 5.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,865,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amanda Washington grew up in small hi-desert town in Oregon. She currently resides in the state of Washington with her husband, five sons, and dog. Rescuing Liberty started as a dream and is the first novel in the Perseverance series.

More About the Author

Amanda (Winkler) Washington first put her dreams to paper in 1999. When she's not writing, she's living out her own adventure with her husband Meltarrus and their five boys.

Books:
Rescuing Liberty, Book 1 of the Perseverance Series (September 2013)
Liberty's Hope, Book 2 of the Perseverance Series (February 2014)
Fallen: Chronicles of the Broken 1 (May 2014)
Cut: Chronicles of the Broken 2 (July 2014)

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Kept me reading from start to finish.
Vrogirl
Some of the inane thoughts expressed by the author are a bit annoying.
Barbara Sill
Great story line with strong, relatable characters.
Erin Walters

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Trina Krieger on January 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
I read this book originally to please a friend. I'm not Christian, so I don't normally read books marked as such. However, after the first page, I couldn't lay the book down (always the sign of a good book). It starts out in the middle of an apocalyptic scene of America after the financial crash that takes out the government, and was really an adventure all the way through. I didn't find it condescending or overly concerned with teaching a moral, I found it exciting. It even made me cry because emotions were so clearly felt and communicated (crying is so not cool!).

I recommend this book to everyone. Even the non-Christians among us. It's just a really good adventure that will have you reading late into the night in order to finish it. I couldn't put it down.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Fromm on June 21, 2010
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A refreshingly different perspective on what our future could very well look like. With so many writers rejecting and even attacking the very core of our country's spirituality, I was pleased to read a book that actually embraced it. However, the target audience is not limited in any way to hard core believers. Just about anyone who is interested in what the future (in our lifetime) may look like, would enjoy reading this well written work. I look forward to book 2!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Sill on April 10, 2014
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This book is one of the better dystopian books I have read. I had a bit of a problem with how immature Liberty is. It's hard to believe a character can have immediate compassion for one person and immediate distain for another. Some of the inane thoughts expressed by the author are a bit annoying. I also have a general problem believing that most of the people have died from a horrible disease and that there is SOOOOO little food left that they have to eat each other forcing our heroes to run for their lives. I am aware that food in the grocery store will disappear in days but there is lots in warehouses and I think those would keep most meat eaters alive for more than a few months. That being said, this book is worth the read if you just want a mushy immature read. Some times that is enough and it was for me on the day I read it. I don't think I would read a sequel.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kevin S Grubbs on January 6, 2014
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This is the first book I've read by Ms. Washington. I found it a well written story and the characters easy to like. Her style of writing is different from what I normally read but I really enjoyed it. Nice to read a book that is not filled with cursing and sex. Look forward to reading part two as well as trying out her other books.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By KATRINA on August 28, 2013
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This indie author was so brilliant in her story telling, I never put it down. She combined suffering, evil, loss, inspiration, survival, love and faith all into one keeping your attention. I would not be surprised if this "end of times thriller" ends up in a series or movie.

Katrina Smith
Author of The Butterfly Movement & Evicting Jezebel Evicting Jezebel: The Rising Trend of Aggressive Women
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alexie Aaron on January 30, 2010
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This is a great read by new author Amanda Washington. She puts us in the near future in a world where the economy has collapsed and anarchy reins. Very strong complex characters that take you on a journey to safety while pondering how we got in this situation in the first place. Makes you think.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 16, 2013
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I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

The Good...

When I first started reading Rescuing Liberty, I wasn't positive that I would be able to finish it, but I'm so glad I pushed on. The dark beginning firmly sets the reader in a dystopian fantasy world where what's expected and what's reality is completely turned around. It's a fantastic setup for the rest of the story as we are continually thrust into seeing every situation from multiple points of view.

I loved how flawed the characters were and how God didn't answer all their questions or give them what they wanted. Needs were met, but often in unexpected ways that sent the characters in a tail-spin. While most of us don't hear the Call like Liberty, it was perfect the way Washington mimics the way God's instructions come to God's chosen in the Bible.

Even the romance in the story was well done. It was refreshing to see two characters come together in the midst of such horrible struggles and have neither one come off as whiney or stereotypical romance characters. I was pulled into their personal struggles first and the romance simply bloomed as naturally as a flower planted by a bird in the wild. By the end of the story I was fully invested in seeing Connor and Libby become a couple.

The Not-so-good...

I'm not entirely convinced telling the story in both first person from Libby's viewpoint and in third person from other character viewpoints was the best choice for the overall story. It jarred me out of the story at first. The further on I read, though, the easier the switch back and forth became until it was almost natural.

The only other problem I had with the book was that there were a few sections that could have used just a little more proofreading.
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By Renee Merriam on August 28, 2014
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Amanda Washington's Perseverance Series was and is EXCEPTIONAL!!!! I am not a doomsday believer, but I am not as naive to think that our country will always be powerful! Rescuing Liberty gives us an inside look at what we could possibly expect if our government ever abandons us! I was in absolute awe that she was able and willing to add in some religious aspects to this story as well!!! This series ( I have both ) is marked as not to delete on my kindle!!! I will read this book several more times!! Good job Amanda!!!!

~Renee Merriam
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